Locked Free Cam Views™ would allow air traffic controllers to lock multiple free cams in multiple places. For example, you could have free cam one next to a hold short line, free cam two could be overlooking a busy terminal, and you could position free cam three to be monitoring an active taxiway that you might want to keep an eye on.
I was thinking three locked free cams would be a good number; manageable, easy to keep track of. This way, you could have one main, unlocked free cam (the one we have now), and the three locked positions that I’m proposing.
Have you ever had your free cam at one end of the airport you’re controlling only to realize you need to bring it to a ramp where a few different aircraft are requesting pushback at the same time? If you’re like me, you’ve probably wished you could be in two places at once. But what? That’s impossible you say? Not if you have locked free cam views it isn’t! With locked free cam views, you can quickly switch over from your hold short line to a taxiway. You can oversee the departure of aircraft and a possible taxiway conflict practically at the same time.
With locked free cam views, everything would become more efficient. It would help ground management, speed up departures, and overall improve your air traffic controlling experience.
How would it work?
Step 1: Move free cam one to your desired view.
Step 2: That’s it! Locked Free Cam Views will stay at the last place you leave them!
Step 3: Repeat step one for free cams two and three.
To move to a new position:
Step 1: Select the free cam you would like to move.
Step 2: Move it!
Step 3: Repeat steps one and two if you would like to move your other free cams.
Compatible Feature Requests
Bird’s-eye ATC View could work hand in hand with locked free cam views.
Customizable ATC Views could enhance and organize the ATC experience even more.
Realistic Controller Changes could allow for more time to lock your free cams before controlling.
mock-up credits: @Alec